Clear your schedules and mark your calendars: Netflix just announced that season 2 of its award-winning original series, The Crown, will be back on 8 December, Friday.

Things will pick up right from where we left off, in 1956: With soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt—a foreign affairs nightmare led by Anthony Eden, who replaced Winston Churchill as Prime Minister; Princess Margaret after splitting up with Group Captain Peter Townsend, before meeting and marrying Antony-Armstrong Jones (a.k.a. Lord Snowdon); and, of course, Elizabeth and Philip’s marriage, which is said to be central to the storyline this season. 

This season sees Matthew Goode join the cast as Lord Snowdon, and will be the last season where the current cast will play their characters, before the show is recast with older actors for season 3.

Related articles:

The Morbid Reason Members of the Royal Family Always Pack a Spare Outfit

The Most Iconic Bridal Beauty Looks of All Time

Royal Hairstyles Through the Years